Kansas Behavioral Health Services


Partnering to promote prevention, treatment, and recovery to ensure Kansans with behavior health needs live safe, healthy, successful and self-determined lives in their communities.


Kansas communities support prevention and recovery throughout the lifespan.

Adult Continuum of Care Committee

At the request of the Secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, a diverse group of stakeholders was convened to review the current behavioral health system and make recommendations for how to transform this system.  The Adult Continuum of Care Committee was formed to build upon the work of the Governor’s Mental Health Task Force and Hospital and Home Committee to review and make recommendations for transforming the behavioral health system to ensure an effective array of behavioral health services were available to promote recovery and community integration.

Osawatomie Temporary Census Diversions Process

About Us

The aim of Kansas Behavioral Health Services is for Kansas communities to thrive through the promotion of prevention and recovery in Kansas communities. We believe, and data supports, the notion that prevention works, people recover and treatment is effective.

We’re committed to creating a system of care that is customer/community focused and that is driven by results supported by a highly competent and partnership-based workforce. Our best work comes from working together to create and nurture strategic partnerships where we share information, successes, trainings, events and more.

Leadership and Funding

Our work is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). KDADS is responsible by statute and holds the authority and responsibility to coordinate and provide substance abuse and mental health services in Kansas. We promote effective public policy and develop and evaluate programs and resources for behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery services.

How We Can Assist

Services / Programs for Consumers

Program and Renewal Information

Click here to find documents related to the Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) waiver renewal application.

Information for Providers